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Updated July 4, 2015
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Pros
  • Great Benefit with the employee discount in the stores (in 780 reviews)

  • Great discount plan (yes not as good as it used to be (in 328 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much of a work / life balance as a manager (in 217 reviews)

  • Not a lot of full time openings (in 199 reviews)

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  1. Work here if you can afford a full time nanny

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good discount on some of their products

    Cons

    They don't value work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Better work life balance


  2. Installer tech

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The benifit of moving up in the company

    Cons

    Pay, hours, scheduling, managers, knowledge of other employees


  3. do yourself a favor. don't won't here.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the discount was the only good thing, at times it was great. besides some good people here and there you meet.

    Cons

    everything. management takes complete advantage of you. ridiculous hours. no social life. management doesn't care about you, they are only looking out for themselves. don't ever expect any recognition for doing anything good, you won't get it! have fun getting thrown to the wolves and basically training yourself. and remember, no matter how much you do and how hard you work, it's never good enough.. and will for sure go unnoticed!!!


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  5. Terrible experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Specialist in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay pretty decent for not commission based

    Cons

    I have worked at 3 different stores and the management was terrible. I was the top performer at every store but they would not let me excel to the sales floor, which i knew I would be perfect for. They let other people switch departments easily, but did not let me move at all because of business reasons, i guess they needed my good performance to stay at cashier/front lanes which gets super boring after 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    If you see a good performer in one department, give them the fair opportunity to move up with the company.


  6. sales consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - California Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - California Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people that work there

    Cons

    part timers have to scratch and claw to get some more hours beacuse once your on managements badside or you dont meet the goals they put out they try to get you fired by forcing you to quit

    Advice to Management

    stop being unfair


  7. This was actually in 2004

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Conshohocken, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Conshohocken, PA

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None that come to my mind at the moment. No significant discounts.

    Cons

    Promised to be moved around, and never cared about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't write people up for staying up with their family in the hospital all night. It's inhuman.


  8. Blerg

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Administrative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Administrative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There really wasn't much. It was a job.

    Cons

    Everything about the job was miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Care, even just a little


  9. Not the worst job I've ever had...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Team Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Project Team Specialist in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Let's see some of the pros of this position.... The supervisor is nice when you first get in. They have A/C while you work. Travel (but I didn't stay long enough to experience it). Gas & mileage reimbursement (also didn't stay long enough to experience it).

    Cons

    Definitely the worst job I've ever had. The overnight shift is not paid enough, and even with the non-set amount of hours, the overtime pay is still not adequate for the amount of work put in. There is no structured training, they just put you on the floor after doing about 2 hours of orientation. The current employees train you, but they are just as crappy at doing it as the managers & supervisors. They give the heavy load work & petty jobs to the new employees, while the bigger & older guys complain about how tired they are all night & day. This position does take a huge toll on the human body, mind, & soul. Closer to the end of the shift everyone is annoyed, exhausted & aggravated, which I hate to even deal with. No idea how others manage to do it for so long. I do however, understand how, & why their turnover rate is so high. You would think with this being an overnight shift, they would provide free coffee in the break room or even some type of energy drink; nope. We go in at about 9PM, when the store closes & don't leave until the work is done (9AM, 10AM). The benefits are just as standard as other full time jobs, & they hype up their 5% employee discount, which is of course, petty.

    Advice to Management

    Speak with higher authority to increase your pay, because you aren't being paid enough, & speak to paying your employes more. Maybe then you'll be able to find employees to stay with you longer. Cut the long work shift hours out, there are better ways to effectively get this job done.


  10. Best Buy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people were nice. Good comradry.

    Cons

    Management is hateful. Treats associates like they're all idiots.


  11. Treats Employees like bait

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    No room for real growth. Doesn't appreciate hard work



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